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'''Paul Thomas Mann''' (; 6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche|Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer|Schopenhauer. Mann was a member of the Hanseaten (class)|Hanseatic Mann family and portrayed his family and class in his first novel, ''Buddenbrooks''. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers. When Adolf Hitler|Hitler came to power in...
Birth namePaul Thomas Mann
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1875|6|6}}
Birth placeFree City of Lübeck, German Empire
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1955|8|12|1875|6|6}}
Death placeZürich, Switzerland
Resting placeKilchberg, Zürich|Kilchberg, Switzerland
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, essayist
GenreNovel, novella
Period1896–1954
Notableworks''Buddenbrooks'', ''The Magic Mountain'', ''Death in Venice'', ''Joseph and His Brothers'', ''Doctor Faustus (novel)|Doctor Faustus''
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